Advancing Mid-Managers Summit: Executive Presence

Advancing Mid-Managers Summit: Executive Presence

20 May 2020, 14:00 - 17:00

How does your executive presence show up when you interact with your colleagues and leadership? If you already have a strong sense of presence, how do you sharpen those skills? Whether you’re leading important team meetings or presenting yourself as a candidate for a senior leadership role, your confidence and passion speak just as loudly as your words. In this interactive session, we will demystify the concept of executive presence and break it down into concrete skills that you can apply in real-life situations. You’ll leave the session with practical, immediately applicable strategies for speaking with confidence and presence in front of employees, colleagues and senior leadership.

When you communicate with your prospects and clients, does the power of your voice match the power of your words? Whether you’re communicating with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a local small business owner, your confidence and passion speak just as loudly as your words. Via Zoom, learn 5 strategies for speaking with confidence and authenticity in order to build long-lasting relationships of trust with your most important contacts. 
***This program is designed for those with at least 5 years of professional experience.***
Meet the Facilitator

photograph of John Watkis, the facilitatorJohn Watkis is an international speaker, speechwriter, author, and public speaking coach with Global Public Speaking who helps leaders find their rhythm when they get up to speak. He has been in the speaking and coaching business for over 20 years. In addition to delivering keynote speeches and workshops in six countries and on three continents, he has written speeches for corporations, government officials, non-profits, professional speakers, and hall of fame athletes. 

He brings the perfect mix of inspiration, entertainment, and education to his presentations, and he delivers interactive experiences that move audiences to take positive actions after his sessions.  A partial list of his clients includes: BMW Canada, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Human Resources Professional Association, RBC, TD Bank, Canadian Federal Government, Moneris Solutions, and Hills Pet Nutrition. 

John is the author of How to Make Your Speech Sound Like Music to Their Ears and Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You – How to Avoid Mistakes That Cost You Customers and Credibility. He wrote and appeared in the Fred Pryor/Careertrack video, “Management Skills for New Managers & Supervisors,” and his articles have appeared in Profit Magazine, The Toronto Star, and Ragan Communications. He’s also been interviewed on BBC and appeared on the CBC network. 

John studied Adult Education at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer. He has advanced designations in Behavior Change, Corrective Exercise, Performance Enhancement, and Weight Loss. 

He is an Academy member of the National Speakers Association Central Florida chapter and serves as the videographer and video editor. He has a passion for inspiring youth and has volunteered his time speaking to students in local schools and youth in prison. 

John is a professional entertainer who was the first Canadian-born actor to play “Mufasa” in the Disney musical, “The Lion King.” He is also passionate about fitness and dance. He has run his own fitness studio and is a champion salsa dancer and instructor. 

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